Better Together - our strategy, mission and values


Our strategy is called Better Together, because we truly believe we are better when we work with our patients, with our colleagues, with our members and stakeholders, and with our partners.

We are working together to help you to stay healthy and to care for you expertly and compassionately when you are not. This is our mission, and we will deliver this by focusing on our Care objectives. 

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. Together, they set out how we will put our strategy into practice by guiding how we care for our patients and support our colleagues. 

You can find out more about these on this page, and you'll also find our Trust strategy for 2022-27. This sets out who we are as a new Trust, what we want to achieve over the next five years, and how we will get there.

Our strategy - a visual guide pdf

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust strategy pdf

Our mission and CARE objectives.

We are working together to help you to stay healthy and to care for you expertly and compassionately when you are not. This is our mission, and we will deliver this by focusing on our Care objectives. 

  • Collaboration and partnerships - we will work in partnership to improve the health of our communities
  • A great place to work - we will create a culture that retains, develops, supports, and attracts people to work as part of a team to deliver patient-centred care
  • Recovering for the future -  we will deliver an equitable recovery and capacity for further change
  • Excellence and innovation in patient care - we will embrace new technologies and ways of working to deliver the best possible care and to enable people to stay well

Our values

What our values mean to us

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. Together, they set out how we will put our strategy into practice by guiding how we care for our patients and support our colleagues. 

You can find out more by watching our video. 

Living our values

Compassion

  • Being kind to ourselves and others, showing empathy, sincerity and
    understanding
  • Meeting the needs of others – putting ourselves in others’ shoes
  • Treating patients, their families and each other with care and
    consideration
  • Taking time to engage, support, listen and act without judgement

Integrity

  • Being open and honest
  • Being reliable and trustworthy
  • Having the courage to speak up when things go wrong
  • Being responsible, accountable and learning from mistakes
  • Questioning actions that are inconsistent with our Trust values

Inclusion

  • Valuing and celebrating individual differences so we feel like we belong
    and can bring our whole selves to work
  • Respecting different people’s needs, aspirations, priorities, abilities
    and limits
  • Being willing to listen to different views and opinions so all our voices
    count and are heard
  • Being aware of the impact of our own behaviour on others
  • Listening and taking action to ensure equity for everyone

Empowerment

  • Being trusted and making the best use of resources entrusted to us
  • Having the freedom to act and make decisions within clear guidelines
  • Being able to share our ideas and have our say
  • Sharing our expertise and honest feedback to support our colleagues to
    learn and grow
  • Encouraging and celebrating those who innovate and go the extra mile
    for our patients and colleagues
  • Supporting our patients to have greater autonomy over decisions and
    actions affecting their health

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Last updated: September 07, 2022